Fees and Housing

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How much does it cost?

All NOI participants receive a significant scholarship to cover their tuition. Additional scholarships are available based on merit and financial need.

Anticipated Fees

Tuition: $0

  • All members receive a significant scholarship valued at over $4,000 to attend the National Orchestral Institute

2018 Application Fees:

  • $75 - On or before November 15, 2019
  • $85 - After November 15, 2019
  • All application fees are non-refundable

Program Deposit: 

  • $525 due at the time of your acceptance into the program
  • The program deposit is non-refundable and not applicable toward other costs


Students have a choice of finding their own housing in the area, or purchasing an option from the University of Maryland. As of February 2019, we are anticipating the following options for on campus housing:  

Apartment style accommodations (multiple bedroom suite with a shared kitchen) a/c, linen (1 pillow w/case, 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 2 towels, 1 wash cloth), and administrative fees are included. 

  • $1,533/person, double occupancy
  • $1,874/person, single occupancy 

Please note that meals, wireless internet accounts, and parking permits are NOT included in the above rates. Wireless internet and parking will be available for purchase separately. Due to the nature of the apartment style accommodations with an available kitchen, a meal plan option is not available. 

Please contact us at noi@umd.edu in regards to housing questions. 


All rooms are located on the University of Maryland campus in an air-conditioned dormitory or apartment. Single rooms are limited in number and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. You will select your housing options upon acceptance into the program. Housing fees are due on or before check-in to the program.  (Housing fees are subject to change.)  Members may also arrange their own local housing if desired.  


Meal plans are available as described in the on-campus housing options above.  If you are a commuter and wish to purchase a meal plan, please contact the NOI office for a list of options and pricing at noi@umd.edu.


Participants that wish to park their car on the University of Maryland campus will be required to purchase a parking permit. More information will be made available regarding the cost and specific parking locations upon acceptance.


Wireless internet access is available to participants throughout the UM campus for nominal fee.  Free internet is available to Eduroam members.  (Check to see if your current college/university participates in Eduroam.)